At The Knowledge Exchange, we believe that quality education is a right, not a privilege.
In the United States, the gap between a high performing and a low performing student is significant. Oftentimes, the likelihood of success mainly depends on if you were born in the right family.
Lower income and minority students on average have: lower school funding, more severe disciplinary punishments, lower graduation rates, lower college admittance, and higher rates of drop outs. Simply put, lower income and minority students are more at risk to be vulnerable students. Without equal opportunity to high-quality education, most vulnerable students will simply be abandoned by our current education system.
This oftentimes have permanent effects. Vulnerable students will on average receive stagnant wages, which will further compound on the disadvantages they already have to endure. To make this untenable situation even bleaker, overall education cost in the U.S. is one of the highest in the world, and it shows no signs of improving.
Our country has a system of minimal financial support, which strongly favors families that already have the means to provide, and ostracizes the families that don’t. All of us at The Knowledge Exchange refuse to stand by idly. We are a group of concerned professionals who recognize that high quality education is oftentimes reserved only to those with the financial means to afford it. Too often, students are forced into unfair circumstances with no fault on their own. This is a fundamental travesty that has plagued this country for far too long.
Regardless of background, we believe everyone is entitled to a high quality education. We provide affordable tutoring and lesson plans at a mere fraction of what for-profit corporations charge. We also offer scholarships to our students, encouraging college enrollment and school retention. Our instructors are driven with a mission to serve, and they have the experience needed to tackle any challenges a student will face.
At The Knowledge Exchange, we believe community is everything. This is why in addition to tutoring and seminars/workshops, we also frequently have volunteer events where we encourage both teachers and students to attend together. From our experience, we believe that students learn better and more effectively when they have a personal connection with their teachers: and we believe that this relationship is best fostered via working together in community service.
To keep the cost of our service as low as possible and to remain true to our grassroots values, we are 100% public funded. We survive on donations from the public who share our sentiments and believe in our mission. Education inequality has been and always will be a stubborn problem; but all of us at TKE believes that it can be defeated if we, as a community, come together to create a more just, kinder, and more educated society.